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JK Rowling calls out Donald Trump over typos

Points out that Trump should have written "pore over" rather than "pour over"

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JK took potshots at US for making a grammatical error in a tweet while boasting about his writing ability.

Trump in a tweet, hailed himself as "best selling"

"After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized! (sic)" Trump had tweeted.

Rowling, of the widely popular series, pointed out that Trump should have written "pore over" rather than "pour over".

After posting multiple tweets reading 'hahaha' in repetition, called out Trump's error, and gave him an appropriately misspelled title.

"Seriously, @realDonaldTrump is the Gratest on earth," the author tweeted.

'Pore over' and 'pour over' are homophones, meaning that they sound the same but have different meanings.

Trump soon deleted his original tweet and posted a corrected version.

Dictionary Merriam-Webster's account also pointed out the error in a tweet calling out Trump's grammar. Hollywood and also called out the

has often criticised Trump on in the past, once writing "Voldemort was nowhere near as bad" when a publication compared Trump to the Dark Lord.

Voldemort, also known as He Who Must Not Be Named, is the main villain in the Potter series.

Trump has frequently misspelled words and even inspired a worldwide meme when a tweet mentioned 'covfefe', a word whose meaning is unknown.

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First Published: Wed, July 04 2018. 18:20 IST